John 5 has donated his stage outfit to be auctioned as part of the Benefit for Tony MacAlpine.
John wore this on the most recent Rob Zombie 2014-2015 tours, and has performed in front of hundreds of thousands of fans around the world.
Speaking about the decision to donate, John says; “I’m putting up my stage outfit to help raise money for my good friend Tony MacAlpines Cancer fund. I wore this outfit for hundreds of shows it’s in tons of pictures happy bidding.”
The outfit will be auctioned on eBay from December 12, 2015, Pacific Time and will end December 19. You can find out more, here: http://www.tonymacalpine.com/benefitfortony/john-5/
John 5 will be joining Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Billy Sheehan and a host of other musicians as a benefit concert, this Saturday in LA. Find out more here: john-5.com/j5-signs-up-for-benefit-show/
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John 5 recently sat down with Capital Chaos TV to discuss his own career as well as working with Rob Zombie.
“I’m lucky to be doing what I’m doing; it’s a true gift“.
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John 5: “I just really enjoy having a guitar around me and being involved with really good musicians.”
Broken Records Online chat with John 5 about touring, why he picked Doyle as his first choice touring partner (“[he’s a] real life superhero“), what defines music for John 5 and how he lights the creative spark.
They also talk about why he created a “Greatest Hits” album and what shaped his career – including speaking about length about his time in Marilyn Manson and his continued work with Rob Zombie; “I’m a sponge. There’s a reason why Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie are so successful. They’re making the right decisions. They understand what’s going on.”
This is a really interesting interview. Enjoy: brokenrecordsonline.com/interviews/john-5
John 5 speaks to the Phoenix New Times about not getting bored; “How could I ever get bored?” he laughs. “There’s too many crazy and innovative things I’m trying to do“; whether he might burn out with how busy he is: “It’s a very true thing, but I don’t ever notice it,” and about scoring the new Rob Zombie movie 31.
John 5 also talks about his next instrumental record for which he is already 5 songs in and Alice Cooper.
To read the interview in full, go here: phoenixnewtimes.com/john-5s-upcoming-solo-record
[LISTEN] John 5 talks to GuitCast about music business, his new solo album, new videos and much more
A great new podcast from GuitCast.com with John 5 as he chats about the music business, his new solo album, new videos, Greatest Hits CD, live DVD, national solo tour and a new Rob Zombie album already mixed and mastered.
He also teases about a new solo album. “For an album title he’s leaning towards “Making Monsters”, based on the idea of the old Aurora monster kits. He says the album will be another instrumental album stating “I already have a singer…he’s [Rob Zombie] about as good as it gets”. Backing up John on the new album will be Ian Ross on bass guitar and Rodger Carter on drums.”
To listen to podcast, go to: guitcast.com/episode-39-john-5
Guitar International interviews John 5 – “one of the hardest working musicians on the planet” – as he readies himself for another John 5 and The Creatures tour, with special guest Doyle. John 5 is also set to release his first Greatest Hits album, and the three new tracks that will be featured on that album; “Behind the Nut,” “Mad Monster Party,” and “The Black Grass Plague”.
To read the interview in full, go to: guitarinternational.com/john-5-learning-is-my-drug
Watch this interview from syracuseskullcollective with John 5, filmed as the Zombie crew played at Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena earlier this month.
He talks to the guys about touring, home life and horror. He also talks about his time with Manson, what inspires him and who his dream tour partner is.
To watch the interview in all and see how to read a review from that show, click >>> (more…)
J5 speaks to regenmag: “You just have to keep up with the way people are absorbing music and get it to them in the best way possible”
In another great interview, John 5 speaks to regenmag.com about “his career and his music, touching on his love for Fender Telecasters, his rigorous touring routine, and how he has survived the changes in the music industry.”
He also sheds light on what its like to work with Rob Zombie; “It’s comfortable enough to be able to say, ‘This is good,’ or ‘That’s not good,’ or to say, ‘This is great, let’s use this!’” and todays audience’s greater acceptance of different styles of music; “I love all sorts of music – country, bluegrass, flamenco, and I think it’s important to present all of that and inspire people along the way.“
To read the interview in full go to: regenmag.com/interviews/john-5-interview-hail-to-the-king-of-blackgrass/
This is one of those interviews worth taking the time over. Before he sets out on two tours – one with The Creatures and the other with Rob Zombie; John 5 chatted to Screamer Magazine about EVERYTHING.
In this truly career spanning interview, John 5 talks about growing up, the Manson years, his early days in LA, his influences, family, Zombie and his solo career.
A new documentary called “Hired Gun” is currently in post production. “Hired Gun is a compelling film about a unique fraternity of musicians that possess uncommon musical ability, but who made a conscious decision to make a living playing music in relative obscurity. Occasionally, one of them makes the big time and becomes a star in their own right.”
For the documentary, John 5 – who has worked with Dave Lee Roth, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Meatloaf, Rod Stewart – to name but a few – will be interviewed – along with friend and front-man Rob Zombie (still from interview footage above) .
You can find out more about the documentary here: http://www.hiredgundoc.com
Backstageaxxess caught up with John 5 recently in the midst of his solo tour, to discuss his latest album, his solo tour, The Creatures, the release of his upcoming album with Rob Zombie and the selling off his KISS poster collection.
To read excerpts and find out how to read in full, click >>> (more…)
In this interview with 100 Percent Rock, John 5 speaks about his solo tours, what are the accomplishments of his career, what home comforts he has taken on the road, and much more.
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Fresh from his recent recording of That Metal Show (to air Sat. 5 March on VH1 Classic at 9/8C), Hardrock Haven spoke with John 5. In the chat 5 discusses Careful with that Axe, what fans can expect from the solo live shows, what he thinks of the new Rob Zombie live record Spookshow International Live, and gives an update on the new Zombie album.
To listen, click: hardrockhaven.net/2015/03/interview-john-5/
John 5 will be taking the John 5 and The Creatures tour to Ripper’s Rock House in Ohio on March 8th.
Ahead of that show, KNAC.com contributor Geoff Ketler had a chance to have a chat with John, to talk to him about “his solo career, inspiration, the new Rob Zombie album” and much more.
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J5 speaks to Mayhem Music Magazine about his new tour; “I think people are going to have a lot of fun with it”
In a couple of weeks time, John 5 will embark on his first solo tour. Complete with a drummer (the legendary Rodger Carter) and bassist (step up Mr Ian Ross), John 5 will be touring dates in the West Coast and mid-states. If scheduling with Zombie allows (” My first priority is Rob Zombie. I just have to check with scheduling and see how we’re looking in the world of Zombie.”), the show will expand to the East Coast too.
Check out excerpts from John 5’s recent interview with Mayhem Music Magazine, where he discusses touring with John 5 and The Creatures, recording Careful With That Axe and much more by clicking >>> (more…)
A few weeks ago, before the John 5 and The Creatures streaming show, John 5 sat down for a long chat with Adam St. James of Guitar.com. In this interview, they cover subjects such as John 5’s first meeting with Lynyrd Skynyrd, how he went from session to being the right hand axe man for acts such as Marilyn Manson and much more more.
Enjoy excerpts from the interview and follow links to the full chat, by clicking >> (more…)
While out in Phoenix for the opening night of Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare, John 5 set aside some time to chat to the guys at Flash Wounds. He talks about his pay per view streaming show John 5 and The Creatures, gives his thoughts on the next Zombie records and reveals what he likes to watch before he goes to sleep.
To get your tickets for John 5 and the Creatures, go here: http://bit.ly/
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J5 talks to Guitar & Bass: “I try to play a lot of different styles and have a unique approach to the guitar”
Check out this career encompassing interview with John 5 by our friends at Guitar and Bass. John chats about working with Dave Lee Roth, Manson, and Zombie, as well as what drives him to create solo albums and more about his pay per view streaming show “John 5 and The Creatures“.
Tickets are still available for the pay per view, here: http://bit.ly/
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A few days ago at the Monster Aftershock show, Rock Hard Live caught up with John 5 for an interview in the sun, to chat about his streaming pay per view ever “John 5 and the Creatures” as well as what he will be doing over the next few months (including finishing the next Rob Zombie record and working on the score to Zombie’s next film “31“)
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A really cool interview from the guys at Cryptic Rock, who speak to John on a variety of subjects, including his days in Marilyn Manson, starting out as a session player, the new album Careful With That Axe, and how to stay healthy on tour.
There’s also hints at some exciting projects coming in the near future, for which news will be posted here at john-5.com VERY SOON!
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2014 has been a busy year for John 5. With Rob Zombie, he has been on tour in the US and Europe for the summer festival circuit – and he is due out on the road again in September. In between that the axe man has been working on his eighth studio album – Careful With That Axe – a series of studio films with Jonny Coffin, and he is planning a live streaming concert for the fans (more info coming on that here at John-5.com later in August).
He speaks to examiner.com about all aspects of his work, including touring, home-life, live DVD’s and more.
Pre-order your copy of Careful With That Axe here: http://smarturl.it/CarefulWithThatAxe
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